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Tasked with creating a surface design dictated by the shape and size of a kimono, New York and Connecticut-based fiber artists (from the group FiberartNE) eagerly took the challenge of this unusual focus. “Kimono Inspirations” is the result — and its 25 works are on display now, at one of Chelsea’s most consistently unique and […]

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By JERRY TALLMER  |  Take a letter, any letter…. After all, there are only 26 of them in our language. Take the letter “K,” for instance — “K” as in King Street in Greenwich Village, where one evening six years ago I was knocked down by a car driven by a lively young woman who stopped, […]

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Reverend Billy connects local dots to global concerns BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  You’re halfway home to making a sale if your book jacket delivers a compelling promise of things to come — and boy, does Revered Billy nail it. But is it too late to for salvation, even if you buy the message? With his […]

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For some, FringeNYC is an off-campus lab experiment BY MARTIN DENTON  (of nytheatre.com)  |  At the 2001 New York International Fringe Festival, you could have seen the original production of the cult camp musical “Debbie Does Dallas,” one of Clay McLeod Chapman’s early versions of  “The Pumpkin Pie Show” or Mike Daisey in his first […]

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Director Todoroff, on fusing physical and political theater BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com) To shake up the usual outdoor theater fare offered in NYC, Elephant Run District is presenting three rarely performed short plays by Bertolt Brecht — two of which required the creation of a special contract from the publishing company Samuel French, because […]

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NY Classical Theatre brings the Bard to Battery Park BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Making dramatic use of Battery Park’s most spectacular set pieces (Castle Clinton, the Statue of Liberty and the sun setting behind the harbor), New York Classical Theatre’s tip-of-the-island production of “The Tempest” brings both thematic relevance and geographic resonance to Shakespeare’s tale […]

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[rev_slider Cercle]     There was no need to go to Paris today. Cercle Rouge, the Lower Manhattan restaurant at 241 W Broadway, brought the golden age of Can Can Paris to the streets of New York and to you.

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By the river, atop the roof, on the stage and in church — all summer long BY SCOTT STIFFLER  | Anyone can slap together a few thematically similar events, put out a press release and tell the world they’ve got a festival. Plenty have — but you won’t find any of those lazy posers in this […]

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Eternally experimental spirit fosters a kaleidoscope of unusual compositions  BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Whenever Lutz Rath talks about his programming for the Washington Square Music Festival, which is about to enter its 55th season, he inevitably begins using words like “unusual,” “rarely performed” or, quite simply, “odd” — and it’s not because the myriad stresses […]

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  HOMO COMICUS Host Bob Montgomery’s long-running showcase of queer, questioning and lavender-friendly stand-up comedy comes — to Gotham Comedy Club — on the first Wednesday of every month. So don’t feel left out just because you missed the ultra-out Pride edition of “Homo Comicus.” Yes, it’s true, you’ve blown that June opportunity to catch […]

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